How to make it

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Set aside 3- to 4-quart heavy casserole with lid.
  • Cut an "X" about 1/2-inch deep into cabbage core. Cook in boiling salted water to cover cabbage until leaves are pliable, about 10 minutes; drain. Cool enough to handle; remove large outer leaves (about 12 leaves). Cut out thick hard veins. Chop enough of remaining cabbage to measure 1 3/4 cups using food processor. (Reserve remaining cabbage for another use.)
  • Heat oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add garlic and onion. Cook until soft, stirring often, about 6 minutes.
  • Transfer to large mixing bowl. Add bread crumbs, prunes, ground meat, eggs, allspice, mustard, salt, pepper and chopped cabbage. Mix well.
  • To assemble casserole, arrange three cabbage leaves to cover bottom of casserole. Add one-third of meat mixture, spreading it evenly. Layer three more leaves, covering meat. Repeat layering, ending with a layer of cabbage. Lightly compress casserole with hands.
  • For sauce, mix tomatoes, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and salt in processor. Pour mixture over casserole.
  • Bake, covered, for 2 hours. Can be served immediately or cooled for 2 hours with cover askew at room temperature, then refrigerated up to 3 days.
  • Serve hot. If refrigerated, reheat in 350-degree oven until hot, about 45 minutes. Cut into wedges; top with tomato marmalade.

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    " It was excellent "
    waterlily ate it and said...
    I can imagine this dish with raisins, dates, or figs if I didn't have prunes on hand, or even dried apricots! This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Absolutely fabulous! I have never added prunes - but the tangy sweetness of them should be wonderful in this recipe. Thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Thank you so much, Grizzly! I love cabbage, and this is a great recipe! FIVER to ya! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow grizz sounds delish i love cabbage and this is wonderful..its so good to see you posting again ..missed you ...........the little fairy princess
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